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VISN 1 Clinical Trials Network - Creating a VA learning health care system

Precision Oncology ProgramVA New England precision cancer program funded for national research
The VA Precision Oncology Program (POP) is an innovative approach to provide standardized state-of-the-art practices in precision cancer care and research for veterans and VA cancer care specialists. The two-year-old program, based out of Boston, has captured the attention of VA leaders and the White House.
VISN 1 CTN and MVP partnership
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) was expanded across most of VISN 1 as a result of collaboration between MVP and Clinical Trials Network (CTN) staff.
Researcher in the labConsortia, program and trial updates
Updates for some of the VISN 1 Clinical Trails Network’s (CTN) consortia, programs and studies, as well as how coordinators and principal investigators can benefit from the CTN’s services.
Heart Health: Not a One-and-Done-Deal
Dr. John Michael Gaziano, a VA Boston Healthcare System cardiologist, is passionate about his work for good reason. "My grandfather died from a heart attack in his 40s," he says. "My father had the same disease in his 50s, but began exercising and managed his cholesterol and diet. He’s still a practicing physician 20 years later."
VA USH meets with Clinical Trials Network Director
David J. Shulkin, M.D., VA Under Secretary for Health, visited VA Boston's Jamaica Plain campus to speak at the National Partnership Council meeting July 23, 2015. Dr. Shulkin toured the JP campus and got a chance to meet staff and Veterans.
Dr. Michal RoseVA Connecticut Healthcare System receives ICARE Award
The Comprehensive Cancer Care Center Team, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, received a VISN ICARE award for undergoing accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Jesse Gass at Boston MarathonVA Boston researcher runs Boston Marathon to help prevent suicide
Jesse Gass, M.P.H., research coordinator for the VA New England Clinical Trials Network based out of the VA Boston Healthcare System, ran the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise money and awareness for Samaritans, a non-profit suicide prevention organization that is very close to her heart.
Louis FioreVA New England researcher receives BU volunteer award for humanitarian health project
Lou Fiore, M.D., M.P.H. earned Boston University’s 2015 Office of Academic Affairs’ Voluntary Faculty Award of Excellence for volunteer public health projects in Nicaragua.
President’s chief data scientist visits VA BostonPresident's chief data scientist visits VA Boston research program
The White House chief data scientist visited the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) at the VA Boston Health System’s Jamaica Plain campus March 31, 2015, to discuss the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative using existing programs and resources like the Million Veteran program.

Volume 1, Issue 1 - April 2015

Graphic showing a DNA spiral and codeIntroducing the VISN 1 Precision Oncology Program
The VISN 1 Precision Oncology Program (POP) is a clinical care program with a research component intended to bring personalized health care and cutting-edge cancer treatment to Veterans. Initially it will focus on the specific mutations in lung cancer and expand to other forms of cancer. It is beginning here in VA New England and once perfected, we hope to roll it out nationally.
2014 Annual Research Report2014 Annual Research Report
In the VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1), the research relationships we have established with our community, medical, and academic partners enable us to offer state-of-the-art care. We also believe our most important research partners are the Veterans we serve.
Million Veteran ProgramMillion Veteran Program enrolls 350,00th volunteer
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) recently enrolled its 350,000th volunteer into a research program that seeks to register one million Veterans, to become the largest study of genes and health in the world.

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